By Outer Banks Voice on November 29, 2020
Just one day after announcing only 3 new cases, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 29. Eleven of the new cases involve Dare County residents and four are non-residents. Seven of these cases involve people under 25 years old, six involve those between the ages of 25-49 and two involve individuals who are at least 65 years old. One of those senior citizens, a male, is hospitalized with the virus.
Here is a partial breakdown of the 1,053 cases of COVID-19 reported in Dare County since the beginning of the epidemic in March. Of those cases, 669 (or 63.5%) have affected Dare County residents and 384 (36.5%) involved non-residents. There have been slightly more cases among females (550) than males (503). Looked at by age group, 320 infections affected those under 25 years of age; 360 affected those between 25 and 49; another 227 were among those between 50 and 64; and 146 were among those at least 65 years of age.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,820 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 29. The number of people reported hospitalized with the virus today, 1,885, represents a new high. At the same time, the percentage of positive COVID tests out of all tests administered inched up again, to 8.6% percent.
Note: Every morning, the NC Department of Health and Human Services posts updates the number of reported cases of coronavirus. That number reflects positive results from all tests, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all hospital and commercial labs. There may be other reports, from the media and elsewhere, that will include different numbers during a given day, but this is an effective way of tracking numbers from the same source on a day-to-day basis.
SOURCE: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES